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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference


Severity High
Score 9/10


FrostWire version <= frostwire-desktop-6.7.4-build-272 contains a XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in Man in the middle on update that can result in Disclosure of confidential data, denial of service, SSRF, port scanning. This attack appear to be exploitable via Man in the middle the call to update the software.

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CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

Listed 4th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', XML External Entities (XXE) vulnerability allows attackers to provide an XML input that contains an external entity. When the XML is parsed, it can cause data extraction and manipulation, execution of commands, denial-of-service attacks, and server-side request forgery.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published